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Meredith Nicholson (1866-1947) was an American author, diplomat, and lecturer. He worked from 1885-1897 for the Indianapolis News. His first novel was Short Flights (1891) and his last was The Cavalier of Tennessee in 1928, which included both prose and poetry. He was a member of the Democratic party, serving one term (1928-1930) as a reform city councilman in Indianapolis. For his long years of service and dedication to the Democratic party, Nicholson was rewarded with ministries to Latin America-Paraguay (1933-34), Venezuela (1935-1938) and Nicaragua (1938-1941).
This title encourages and supports 'active readers' - children who can use their developing reading strategies to gain meaning from the text. Content for Foundation level texts are drawn from children's experiences in their first year at school. The books challenge children by providing a variety of form, layout, content and language features. At Foundation level, each "Spotty Zebra" title has been developed around a specific Early Learning Goal.
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